The new gripping thriller from bestselling author Anna-Lou Weatherley, The Stranger’s Wife, is published today by Bookouture.

The novel tells the tale of the intertwining lives of Beth and Cath, both of whom are leaving their husbands…

This is a story about two very different women.

One is wealthy and having an affair with a man who gives her the kind of love that her cold, detached husband does not.

One is living hand to mouth, suffering at the hands of a violent partner who would rather see her dead than leave him.

You may think you know these women already and how their lives will unfold.

Beth will live happily ever after with her little girl and her soulmate.

Cath will go back to her abusive husband.

And these two women will never cross paths.

But you will be wrong.

On the 3.15pm train from London to Bristol, Beth and Cath are about to meet and discover they share one shocking thing in common.

In the run up to publication, the novel has received some fabulous five-star endorsements…

“Had me gripped from the start, lots of suspense, and a lot of plots and twists in the story to keep you page turning until the very end. I finished this within 24hrs. A 5 Star read from me!” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 Stars

“Oh, I loved this!!! This couldn’t have been more up my street if it was my next-door neighbour! I read this in one sitting – feeling resentful when actual real life such as food/family/laundry got in the way… I am literally chomping at the bit for the next one! Outstanding, faultless and well written – if it’s not on your shelf yet – sort that out!” NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

“Absolutely gripping from page one…full of twists, turns, shocks, chills, thrills and much more! Well written, original, and sure to blow your mind! Grab your copy today! This is one you do not want to miss!” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Anna-Lou Weatherley was born in Southampton and grew up in London where she still lives.

An award-winning writer for over ten years, she is the former editor and acting editor of J-17 and Smash Hits respectively and has written for magazines including New WomanCompanyB, Glamour, Marie ClaireGrazia and More (where she was their no nonsense agony aunt).  She has also contributed to titles such as Arena, FHM, Loaded and NME.

She previously wrote women’s fiction before moving into the crime/thriller genre with Black Heart and bestseller The Couple on Cedar Close.